The trailer of Good Newwz starring Akshay Kumar (as Varun Bhatra), Kareena Kapoor Khan (Deepti Bhatra), Diljit Dosanjh (Honey Bhatra), and Kiara Advani (Monika Bhatra) is here. The film is a comedy of errors about two couples, both called, well, Mr & Mrs Batra. The foursome goes to a fertility clinic, for IVF treatment and that’s where the ‘spam’ as Diljit’s Honey, calls it, gets… mixed up. Chaos ensues. Kareena looks convincing, Akshay has always been good at not-so-politically correct humour, Kiara and Diljit look innocent enough. Adil Hussain is the doctor. The film is about the two couples, navigating this complex maze of parenthood.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh & Kiara Advani Directed by Raj Mehta Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shashank Khaitan Story & Screenplay by Jyoti Kapoor Dialogues by Jyoti Kapoor, Rishabh Sharma & Raj Mehta Additional Screenplay by Rishabh Sharma
What is abhorrent is the unoriginality in the writing part – Varun’s relationship with Deepti in the film’s first half is a lot inspired from cheesy and sexist ‘wife jokes’ that originated in the pre-internet era – and the film’s constant emphasis on the importance of “one’s own blood”, delegitimising other methods to have a child such as adoption on moral grounds.
Actor Akshay Kumar, last seen in Jagan Shakti’s Mission Mangal released his first look from his next Laxmmi Bomb. Helmed by Tamil actor-choreographer Raghava Lawrence, the film is the remake of the Tamil horror Muni 2: Kanchana also directed by him. The actor will be associating with Kiara Advani for the second time after Good Newwz. Fox Star Studios will be presenting the film with Cape of Good Films, Shabinaa Entertainment, and Tusshar Entertainment House bankrolling the film.
Abhilasha Patil, the Hindi and Marathi actor, died due to Covid-19 related complications in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Babloo (Jaideep Ahlawat) tells Lipakshi (Fatima Sana Shaikh) that he loved someone else, this is a marriage of convenience, a business deal and avows that there’ll never be an offspring to present to his father.Bharti (Konkona Sen Sharma bringing the butch) is a “craftsman” among machine-men according to her Brahmin boss who recruits a woman from his caste – Aditi Rao Hydari’s Priya Sharma – for the data operator job that Bharti was eyeing.
Neetu Kapoor, the Hindi actor who is making a comeback with the upcoming Hindi film Jug Jugg Jeeyo, announced on Thursday that she has wrapped up shooting for the film.
Actors Varun Dhawan and Neetu Kapoor along with director Raj Mehta tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, Mumbai Mirror reported. The three were in Chandigarh along with Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Prajakta Koli shooting for upcoming Hindi film Jug Jugg Jeeyo.
While only a few film industries (like Malayalam and Kannada) have been permitted to commence shoot owing to reducing coronavirus cases, Bollywood and Kollywood still seem to be under lockdown guidelines without any concessions. Making use of the hiatus, Bollywood producers especially, are charting out schedules for their films with the hope that they will be allowed to shoot at least by September-October.
On Thursday, popular multiplex chain PVR Cinemas announced the opening of its 9-screen multiplex at One Galle Face Mall, Colombo, Sri Lanka. While the multiplex chain spans India and Sri Lanka, screens have been opened up only in Sri Lanka owing to the efficient handling of the Coronavirus crisis by the country. They have reportedly managed to contain the infection since the beginning of June and have recorded only a little over 2,000 cases in total, with a good recovery rate and low death rate.
While the coronavirus-imposed lockdown has been a threat to several industries and workers, it has proved beneficial to a section of the film industry. Filmmakers who were struggling to screen their films in theatres are now turning to OTT platforms for their exhibition, booking profits while also garnering worldwide reach. While streamers like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Zee5 have gone on to release several films from different industries, some of the other platforms are yet to take the plunge.
The shutting down of theatres and halting of production and promotional activities due to coronavirus has led to widespread rumours about several films in Bollywood. Right from speculations about films’ release on Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms to production updates, rumour-mongers have left no stone unturned.
On Friday evening it was confirmed that Jyotika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal helmed by debutant Fredrick JJ will directly hit the Amazon Prime OTT platform without a theatrical release. Despite the backlash from the Tamil Nadu Theatre and Multiplex Owners Association, the film is likely to come to the platform in May.
The shoot of Dhanush-Akshay Kumar-Sara Ali Khan starrer Atrangi Re has commenced on Thursday morning. Helmed by Tanu Weds Manu and Zero fame director Aanand L Rai, the film is being bankrolled by Gulshan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar’s T Series, Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions Pvt Ltd and Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films.
We had reported earlier that Akshay Kumar will feature in an extended cameo after several names like Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn did the rounds, in Tanu Weds Manu and Zero fame director Aanand L Rai’s film starring Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan. Rumour had it that the Housefull star readily agreed to the role without a second thought despite his busy schedule.
Earlier this morning, Aamir Khan took to Twitter to announce how a mere conversation with his contemporary Akshay Kumar and producer Sajid Nadiadwala led to the postponement in the release date of Akshay’s next film Bachchan Pandey. Helmed by Farhad Samji, the film will now hit the screens on 22 January 2011. Aamir had requested the postponement as his film Laal Singh Chaddha was also hitting the screens on the same date as Bachchan Pandey, Christmas 2020.
Earlier, actor Dhanush had confirmed in an IANS interview that he would be teaming up with Tanu Weds Manu and Zero fame, director Aanand L Rai for a film co-starring Sara Ali Khan. Although no official announcement has come from the makers or director, Akshay Kumar will reportedly feature in an extended cameo role in the film. The Housefull star is said to have readily agreed to the role without a second thought despite his busy schedule.